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§19-18-5. Liability of owner for damage by stock unlawfully running at large.
Should any stock, while running at large contrary to the provisions of sections one, two, three or four of this article, injure or destroy the property of another, the owner or manager of any such stock shall, notwithstanding any penalty imposed by said sections, be liable to the party whose property shall have been injured or destroyed for the amount of damage sustained by him by reason of such injury or destruction. And the party so injured may, if he find such stock on his premises, impound them, or a sufficient number thereof, subject to the provisions of sections eight, nine and ten of this article, until such damages and costs of keeping be paid.